If you need vertical lift to load, unload or move heavy loads in the warehouse or on a construction site, a forklift truck is most likely to be your vehicle of choice. Here are some of the things you may need to know when you are buying or renting a forklift.
Choose a forklift that meets your job specification & the job environment you are working in;
A regular forklift footprint generally ranges from 4-7ft to 8-10ft long. They can be bigger based upon the type & lift capacity.
Engine types can be electric if you are working indoor or a regular internal combustion engine for outdoor jobs.
The power range of forklifts can vary significantly from the smallest at 3hp to the most powerful at 350hp.
New forklifts from leading brands can cost between £10,000 & £40,000 explore used forklifts to find a more cost effective solution.
When buying a used forklift you should consider the number of hours worked & age of the vehicle
A Forklift Truck (also known as a lift truck, 3 wheel forklift, 4 wheel forklift, order pickers, jacks, turret trucks, a jitney, a fork truck and a fork hoist) come in a wide selection of styles & types, but their primary task is to lift vertically.. It can be difficult to know which to choose from & which is best for your working environment. The main types or models are industrial reach forklift, industrial counterbalance forklift, rough terrain forklift, side loader forklift, telescopic handler forklift.
How much does a forklift weigh? It depends on the type, but a good guide is about 9000lbs. Why do they weigh so much? It is simply physics. They weigh so much so they can counterbalance the weights that they need to lift. You should find the service weight on the machine on the manufacturers tag. This is the weight of the forklift plus all of the attachments.
Again this really depends on the type and style of forklift. That said a good guide for how much can a forklift lift (when it is lifting at the recommended lift load centre) is between 2000kg & 1600kg. There are specialist machines like the Kalmar DCG380-540 which has been designed to lift heavy loads & has lifted up to 54 tonnes or approx 49000kg.
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